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Canine Academy faces closure

THE WELL-KNOWN Canine Academy is to be sold within the next two months and may cease to be a venue for dog shows and events unless it is taken over as a going concern.

The Academy, based at Tollerton, near Nottingham is one of the UK’s leading canine spas and hydrotherapy treatment centres, as well as a venue for dog training classes, dog club meetings, events and shows. It has been run by Ra\y and Sue Phillips for over 12 years now, but the couple are set to retire in the New Year.

The premises are on the market from next Monday (October 16th) and the couple hope that the Centre will be bought as a going concern and that the new owners will honour all existing bookings. However, this cannot be guaranteed, so they have informed all dog clubs that had booked events at the Centre in 2007 of their intentions to sell up, in order that the clubs may if necessary find suitable alternative venues.

Sue told OUR DOGS: ‘As you can imagine, it’s an emotional time for Ray and I.

‘The Canine Academy has been very well supported by the dog world, we have met many people and made numerous friends, so it is with some sadness that we have decided to retire and enjoy time travelling and spending time with our children and grandchildren.

‘We made the decision to inform all the clubs that were going to hold events here in 2007 at this time to ensure that they had plenty of time to find new venues before the printing stage of their event.

‘We are of course hoping that someone from the world of dogs would be interested to purchase the property and carry on the work we do here. We will be very sorry to have to close the Canine Academy; its fate is in the hands of the purchaser.

‘Ray and I would like to thank everyone for making our time at the Academy such an enjoyable one.’

The sale will be in the hands of Ian Terry@ Smith and Partners. Land and Estate Agents. 0115 950 8181 from Monday 16th October 2006.

Tel. No: 0115 982 1539